A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Tawun in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008j9y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008j9y. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 115.6991 East, latitude -9.2868 South, depth = 72.85 km. The temblor was reported at 12:25:12 / 12:25 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 04:25:12 / February 12, 2017 @ 4:25 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.85 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Denpasar (c. 405 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Mataram (c. 318 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Praya (c. 35 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Karangasem (c. 31 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kuta (c. 30 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Klungkung (c. 27 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Karangasem, Mataram, Praya (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 68 km SSW of Tawun, Indonesia.
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